“… I’m running for Congress to use my experience as a scientist to combat global warming, make health care affordable, protect a woman’s right to choose, and end the gun violence epidemic …”
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is holding multiple events across New Hampshire today, including events on gun control and health care.
- Former NRA lobbyist Chris Cox launches new consulting firm
- Oliver North Claims That the NRA’s Leader Defamed Him
The Intercept reports:
“A SPECTER IS haunting the House of Representatives: the specter of primaries. All the powers of the status quo have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this specter. Blacklists have been drawn up; arms have been locked … Democratic Reps. Dan Lipinski, Ill.; Eliot Engel, N.Y.; Henry Cuellar, Texas; Steny Hoyer, Md.; and Jerry Nadler, N.Y., are all facing primary challenges, and paranoia is being stoked inside the Democratic caucus. “The question that comes up all the time is, is there anybody internally assisting and abetting, encouraging people to run against incumbents?” Rep. Bill Pascrell, a Democrat from New Jersey, told Politico …”
This presents a golden opportunity for NRA and friends to exact revenge on politicians they could not otherwise touch in a general election, particularly Engel and Nadler. Primary turnout is always low so it won’t take much to push these guys off the cliff. Even if NRA is unsuccessful at removing them, they can run up the bill for their re-election campaigns. If they have to spend a lot more money keeping their seats they may reconsider whether or not it is worth it to promote anti-gun/block pro-gun legislation.
The Washington Examiner reports, “Kirsten Gillibrand is what 0% in the 2020 polls looks like“:
“… It’s not a visibility problem. Seven in 10 Americans know who she is. They just don’t like her very much …”
“… In an interview with Yahoo Finance’s Rick Newman, Gillibrand — a 2020 presidential candidate— said evidence suggested the NRA is starting to lose bits of its political impact. She cited the survivors of 2018’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida —many of whom have become vocal in the debate for more gun control. “The young people of America are raising up,” the New York Democrat said …”
That explains it.
- New York City Asks Supreme Court to Drop Gun Case
- NYSRPA Response Letter
- Court releases November argument calendar
- NRA meltdown has Trump campaign sweating
- The collapse of the NRA’s ‘marketing outrage’ scam
- NRA Picks New Interim Head of Lobbying Arm
- Democratic candidates, forced to take a stand on gun control by activists, are speaking out forcefully
- Gun-advocacy group threatens lawsuit against Buffalo School Board
- While School Board awaits vote on ban, gun rights advocates support Wingo
- NY Rep. To Honor Victims Of Gun Violence
- Chappaqua Rally to End Gun Violence Draws Officials, Residents
- It’s Time For The Supreme Court To Make States Stop Ignoring The Second Amendment
- Alaska signs on to push US Supreme Court against NYC handgun transportation ban
- Barclay: Downstate hunting ban bill infringes on Upstate
- Jacobson cheers passage of bill to ban “ghost guns”
- Gun rights advocates rally for Central NY man who fatally shot 2 intruders
- City of Syracuse and Local Organizations Start Gun Violence Awareness Month Sunday, June 2 at City Hall
“Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) may face a primary challenge from a first-time candidate who played a key role in organizing Albany’s first sexual harassment hearing in nearly three decades …”
This is how the NRA can be effective in NYC politics: Tell members to vote for anyone but Maloney in the primary. With turnout low it won’t take much to push her off the cliff like Joe Crowley. There is no need to get into a discussion about the other candidates and their stance on gun rights. It’s real simple. Does the incumbent support 2A? No. Vote for their opponent.